Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit cf. John 15 : 5 – 9

Jan 18 · [ THEME ] Called by God: “ You did not choos e me but I chose you ” (Jn 15 : 16a)
† MEDITATE Gen 12:1-4 · The call of Abraham | Jn 1:35 -51 · The call of the first disciples

Jan 19 · Maturing Internally: “ Abide in me as I abide in you ” (Jn 15 : 4a)
† MEDITATE Eph 3:14-21 · May Christ dwell in our hearts | Lk 2:41 -52 · Mary treasured all these things

Jan 20 · Forming One Body: “ Love one another as I have loved you ” (Jn 15 : 12b)
† MEDITATE Col 3:12-17 · Clothe yourself with compassion | Jn 13:1 -15;34-35 · Love one another

Jan 21 · Praying Together: “ I do not call you servants any longer . . . but I have called you friends ” (Jn 15 : 15)
† MEDITATE Rom 8:26-27 · The Spirit helps us in our weakness | Lk 11:1 -4 · Lord, teach us to pray

Jan 22 · Letting One self be Transformed by the Word : “ You have already been pruned by the word … ” (Jn 15 : 3)
† MEDITATE Deut 30:11-20 · The word of God is very close to you | Mt 5:1 -12 · Blessed are you

Jan 23 · Welcoming Others: “ Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last ” (J n 15 : 16b)
† MEDITATE Gen 18:1-5 · Abraham hosts the angels | Mk 6:30 -44 · Jesus’ compassion for the crowds

Jan 24 · Growing in Unity: “ I am the vine , you are the branches ” (Jn 15 : 5a)
† MEDITATE 1 Cor 1:10-13;3:21-22 · Is Christ divided? | Jn 17:20 -23 · As you and I are one

Jan 25 · Reconciling with All of Creation: “ So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete ” (Jn 15 : 11)
† MEDITATE Col 1:15-20 · In him all things hold together | Mt 4:30 -32 · As small as a mustard seed

 

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